Call for Art: Proof Positive

Call for Art: Proof Positive

The Harlow invites artists to submit artwork to be considered for “Proof Positive”, an open call juried exhibition of art incorporating processes used in printmaking. Submissions may include any and all techniques of printmaking; including but not limited to: screen prints, block prints, linocuts, woodcuts, intaglio, etchings, etc.  Entries will be juried by a curatorial committee comprised of Harlow staff and local printmaker Scott Minzy.

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 11:59pm, 2018.

Eligibility & Criteria:
Artists may submit to 4 pieces. Artists should be residents of Maine at least part of the year or otherwise have a strong connection to our state. Artists submitting from out of state are responsible for the costs of shipping work to and from the Harlow. Please note that return shipping will be actual cost plus $20 to cover staff time. Reproductions such as photocopies and giclee prints are not acceptable. The Harlow also welcomes multi-media, digital, and/or installation submissions to be considered for their newly designated multi-media/installation room.

Any framed work must be wired and ready to hang (ie. with two eye screws and steel wire). Saw-tooth hangers, “clip” frames or unstable frames are not acceptable for installation. Unframed work is acceptable and can be hung with magnets so as to not damage the work. Liability disclaimer: The artist accepts responsibility for their work and will not hold the The Harlow liable for any damage.

How to submit your work:
1. Enter by sending an email to with ”for Proof Positive from [artist’s name]” in the subject line.

2. Attach your JPEG images to the email. Each artist may submit up to 4 works of art. (You may submit more than one image for each 3D work if you feel it will help the jurors understand the work. For 2D work please submit one image only. Please name your jpg image files using the following format before attaching them: “Artist’s Last Name_Title.jpg

3. Include the following information in the body of your email:
Artist name:
Mailing address:
Phone number:
Email address:
Tell us if you a member of The Harlow.*
(*You can join when you submit your entry to take advantage of the lower entry fee.)
For EACH of your entries list the following information:
Title, Medium, Size (h x w, add depth if 3D), Year Created, Price** or Value if NFS (not for sale)
**The Harlow takes a 35% commission for pieces sold on behalf of current members, or 50% commission for non-members. Please price your work accordingly.

4. Pay the non-refundable entry fee of $30 for non-members and $15 for current members. The fee is per artist (not per work of art entered) and entitles you to submit up to 4 works of art.  To pay online select the appropriate fee in the window below and click the “pay now” button. You can use the Paypal link below or mail or deliver a check payable to  Harlow Gallery to: The Harlow, 100 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347.

Member or non-member?

Important Dates:
Monday, October 1, 11:59pm: DEADLINE for digital entry and payment of exhibition fee.
Friday, October 5, 2018: Email notification of work juried into the exhibition will be sent on or before this date.
Saturday, October 13, 12-6pm: Deliver artwork at The Harlow at 100 Water Street, Hallowell
Friday, October 19, 5-7pm: Opening reception (potluck! please bring a dish or beverage to share)
October 19 – November 24, 2018: Exhibition on view

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